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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Talk to Your Doctor about Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

If you are a man age 65 to 75 and have ever smoked, talk with your doctor about abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). If an AAA is found early, it can be treated to stop it from bursting.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

How Can an Aneurysm Be Prevented?

The best way to prevent an aortic aneurysm is to avoid the factors that put you at higher risk for one. Learn how lifestyle changes can help you reduce some risks.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

Learn the risk factors, symptoms, and treatments for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), a weak area in the aorta, or blood vessel, that supplies blood to your stomach, pelvis and legs.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

American Academy of Family Physicians

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screenings

Learn if you are eligible for Medicare's one-time screening ultrasound for abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Tutorial

This tutorial explains abdominal aortic aneurysm, a ballooning of the aorta, and the benefits and risks of surgery that may be recommended by your doctor.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Find a Vascular Screening Event

Find a vascular screening in your area. Screening can help detect vascular disease prior to active warning signs and before a major medical incident such as stroke, or sudden death from aneurysm rupture.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

Society for Vascular Surgery

Find a Vascular Specialist

This site enables you to locate a vascular specialist by last name or georgraphic state.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

Society for Vascular Surgery

Find an Interventional Radiologist

Search by state, region, institution, or area of expertise for an interventional radiologist.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

Society of Interventional Radiology

Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes many diseases, and reduces the health of smokers in general. Learn why it is important to stop smoking.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

X-Plain™ Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Vascular Surgery: Reference Summary- (PDF)

A review of the risks and benefits of surgery for people suffering from an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM